24 January 2010

Bad Dog!

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Here is Little Sister's nibbled quilt. I made this quilt for my Little Sister in 2002 using Bonnie Hunter's String-X pattern. I love this pattern because it uses up those oddball scraps. Anyway. You can see the hole the dog chewed in the first photo and the corner and binding he nibbled off in the second photo. He missed the label on the back of the quilt by about one inch.

Sidebar: I used Sakura Micron Pigma Pens when I inked the label. The brown is still very good and readable. The green, on the other hand, bled and faded in a very unacceptable manner.

Since this quilt is so scrappy and I still have a considerable amount (a partial bolt!) of the backing it should not be too terribly hard to repair. Especially since I was the one who initially made the quilt. Would you be interested in watching the process?

22 comments:

  1. Wow that was one hungry dog!

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  2. Yikes!! Do you think you could pitch Purina on a new flavor for their dog food line called "quilt"? On the other hand, the dog probably munched it because it smelled like his human family. You've got your work cut out for you (no pun intended).

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  3. and i thought i was the only person in america with a "bad dog". please, please for us dog owners out there, show us how to fix this...

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  4. Maybe 'bad dog' is asking for his own blankie????

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  5. Absolutely yes, what a great opportunity that would be to learn how to do a repair such as this. I wouldn't know how to begin and would certainly benefit from seeing your posts about it.

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  6. Of course I want to see it!

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  7. Yes, please....I wouldn't know where to begin.

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  8. I would be heartsick if this happened to one of my quilts. Bless you for taking on this task.

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  9. Yes, yes, I am interested! I have a GFG that needs major repair and need some inspiration for starting such a project.

    Maybe you can add a second label describing the "bad dog" incident. ?

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  10. wow indeed

    maybe this is why i never see my gift quilts out in households with dogs....

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  11. I'd like to see the process.

    Bad Dog.

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  12. I would like to see it! I have a quilt with similar damage and I have an 'idea' of how to go about it, but it is a pretty 'vague' idea...

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  13. Yes, please let us watch your repair process.

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  14. Oh my, it is serious! Are you going to patch it, or replace the pieces? Yes, definitely want to watch the progress.

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  15. Please, yes, I would love to learn from you how to mend damage quilts, in case my brother's dog ever gets a wild urge to chew on that applique quilt I gave them for their anniversary last year. If that ever happened (oh, please, no) it would be a good thing I live 400 miles away...

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  16. Bad dog indeed!

    There must be something about green ink not being permanent. There is a green pen out there that you can actually use to mark your stitchery and or quilting patterns and it washes right out. All the other other colors in this same pen are permanent. I can't remember what pen it is though, LOL.

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  17. Yes, please...

    Even if I hope I will never have to go through this kind of rescue operation myself!
    This quilt pattern is great, thank you for the link! And please post more picture of the quilt you made.

    Sorry this happened to your work.

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  18. Wow -that is some damage...have you any idea how you are going to repair it? As it is scrappy I think you have quite a few options available to you..and some sort of a quilt-as-you-go method might be the answer to join it all together. let me know how you get on! :o)

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  19. I would love to watch the repair process.

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  20. Oh dear - that really is a hole! I had envisioned a few tooth sized problems. *yikes* I do hope you share the process.

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  21. Man... sheesh. Good info on the pen and YES, I'd be more than interested to watch the process...

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  22. Oh NO! I wouldn't have a clue what to do with this! What will you do?

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